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Saturday, December 24, 2016

MS ABDB juara Piala FA


Oleh Mohamad Asyramisyanie
Gambar oleh Hasrulraizan
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 23 Dis – Mohd Baharin Hamidon tampil wira pasukan Majlis Sukan Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (MS ABDB) apabila jaringan tunggal beliau menempatkan MS ABDB sebagai juara berganda bagi musim 2016 dan juara tujuh kali bagi Piala FA DST Brunei 2016 di Kompleks Sukan Berakas hari ini.
Beliau yang mendapat hantaran daripada rakan sepasukan di dalam petak D menolak masuk bola jauh daripada gapaian penjaga gol Najip I-team, Philip Ron Junior yang terpaksa melayangkan badan berusaha mengekang percubaan itu pada minit ke-3 perlawanan akhir berkenaan.
Separuh masa pertama banyak dikuasai pasukan MS ABDB yang turut mencipta dua peluang keemasan di hadapan gol namun kedudukan kekal 1-0 sehingga ke akhir perlawanan sementara babak kedua perlawanan pula menyaksikan pasukan Najip I-Team banyak mengasak ke kubu pertahanan MS ABDB namun tidak Berjaya.
Pengurus pasukan MS ABDB, Mejar (U) Razanol Hardi bin Abdul Razak dalam temu bualnya menegaskan para pemain menunjukkan semangat juang dan daya siang yang tinggi dan jangkaan beliau akan corak permainan pihak lawan.
“Meskipun begitu kami bersyukur ke atas kejayaan hari ini dan pada saya apa yang lebih penting adalah misi mempertahankan kejuaraan pada tahun hadapan” ujarnya lagi sebelum mengulas mengenai kedudukan beliau pada musim akan datang,

Juara Piala FA DST 2016, MS ABDB bersama tetamu kehormat dan EXCO serta pegawai NFABD dan DST.
Menurutnya, kejohanan kali ini adalah yang terakhir baginya sebelum diganti dengan calon baru pada musim hadapan semenjak mula memegang jawatan pengurusan pada tahun 2015 dan katanya pengalaman kali ini adalah yang termanis.
“Saya sangat menghargai semua pemain kerana memberikan corak permainan yang baik dan sememangnya pada saya semua pemain sejak awal penglibatan menunjukkan permainan yang jauh lebih baik” tegasnya lagi.
Padanya meskipun pasukan kali ini menjuarai kejohanan akan tetapi pastinya pasukan lawan akan membaca corak permainan MS ABDB dan beliau berharap pasukan akan terus menunjukkan peningkatan .
Hadir menyempurnakan penyampaian hadiah di akhir majlis hari ini adalah Pemangku Pemerintah Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei, Laksamana Pertama Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi bin Pengiran Haji Muhammad selaku tetamu kehormat.

Baharin lands MS ABDB quartet of FA Cup titles

|     Fadhil Yunus     |
BAHARIN Hamidon netted the only goal of the game to land MS ABDB a Brunei DST FA Cup quadruple in the 1-0 win over Najip I-Team in the final at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
Winners in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the army personnel took an early lead in the 4th minute and survived a Najip onslaught midway in the second half.
The reigning FA Cup holders had a chance to kill the game right at the death when Mohd Mazazizi Mazlan squared off fellow substitute Azizi Ali Rahman- both first-team regulars- but the latter contrived to shoot wide.
The army personnel also narrowly missed a tap-in after a good ball was played down the middle deep into first half stoppage time.
Baharin, the semi-final hero, was occasionally frustrated during the second half and his frustrations became apparent after being cautioned in the 69th minute with Najip’s chances falling mainly through a repetition of set pieces.

MS ABDB, Brunei DST FA Cup 2016 champions, in a group picture. – HASRULAIZAN
The Brunei DST FA Cup win was the perfect send-off for their outgoing team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak who will not be around for the 2017 season.
The team manager hailed his charges for their teamwork and mental focus adding that they have worked hard and deserved the championship including the other titles during his reign as team manager.
“The boys played really hard and as you can see it is a tough game. The other teams have adapted to their formation and set play,” Major (A) Razanol told the Weekend Bulletin in a post-match interview.
“A win is a win but it was not an easy win. We aim to maintain our championship next year,” added the team manager.
Major (A) Razanol took charge of first team affairs in 2015 continuing the work left behind by Major (A) Pengiran Mohd Farisan Pengiran Haji Metassan and guided MS ABDB to the Brunei DST Super League and Brunei DST FA Cup titles.
The army personnel completed the season with a treble having already lifted the Sumbangsih Cup and the Brunei DST Super League titles.
When asked what was Major Razanol (A) most memorable final in his time as team manager, he replied this year’s Brunei DST FA Cup final was the one.
“They played very well. It was the best match I’ve seen all year. They kept up the mental focus and their teamwork has increased from the last game,” he said.
“They improved a lot. Hopefully they improve even better. Najip really gave us a tough match.”
Asked if there is still work needed to be done next year, Major (A) Razanol agreed as other teams have adapted to their game.
“The other teams in the league adapted to our set play we have to always evolve with the training as well as introducing new players,” concluded Major (A) Razanol.
Presenting the prizes was Laksamana Pertama Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi bin Pengiran Muhammad, Acting Commanding Officer of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

DST FA CUP 2016 FINAL - RESULT


Thursday, December 22, 2016

MS ABDB wary of Najip I-Team in FA Cup final


|     Fadhil Yunus     |
MS ABDB team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak will be wary of the threat that Najip I-Team possess ahead of the 2016 Brunei DST FA Cup final at the Berakas Sports Complex tomorrow.
The team manager highlighted that Najip will not take them lightly and will devise their own strategy to try and overcome the cup holders.
“For the last few matches during the FA Cup, we noticed that the rest of the teams have adapted themselves so the challenge can be very tough,” said Major (A) Razanol during a press conference at the NFABD House yesterday.
MS ABDB – the most successful team in the competition – survived a major scare in the fourth round when they escaped from a shock defeat after Razimie Ramlli’s last-gasp equaliser before the striker netted an extra-time winner against Al Idrus Junior.
“I’m sure for our next match against Najip I-Team they will not make it easy for us. I’m sure they will have their own strategy to give us a good fight,” he added.
Meanwhile, Najip I-Team hoped for a good showing in their second final appearance against the same team whom they met in 2014.


Najip I Team and MS ABDB representatives holding the Brunei DST FA Cup trophy. - MOHAMMAD ASYRAMISYANIE
Najip I Team and MS ABDB representatives holding the Brunei DST FA Cup trophy. – MOHAMMAD ASYRAMISYANIE
“We will be giving our best in the final. We are deeply aware that MS ABDB have triumphed in the competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015,” said a Najip I Team representative who also recognised that MS ABDB are the defending champions on paper.
“It will be a bonus for us if we end up winning the final,” continued the representative adding that he hoped that luck would favour them.
Najip I Team expressed their hopes of winning the FA Cup trophy while MS ABDB hoped to defend the title.
On another note, Haji Mohd Noor bin Haji Abd Hamid, who chaired the press conference, expressed hopes of a quality, exciting and highly disciplined final in aiding the development of football in the country.

Debaran final Piala FA


Oleh Mohamad Asyramisyanie
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 21 Dis – Kedua-dua pengurus, jurulatih dan ketua pasukan finalis Piala FA DST Brunei 2016 bersemuka di Persidangan Media yang berlangsung di NFABD House di Kompleks Sukan Negara Hassanal Bolkiah, Berakas di sini.
Kedua-dua buah pasukan iaitu Majlis Sukan Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (MS ABDB) dan Pasukan Najip I-Team akan bertarung di perlawanan akhir pada hari Jumaat, 23 Disember ini nanti di Kompleks Sukan, Berakas bermula pada jam 9 malam.
Sehubungan dengan itu hari ini Persatuan Bola Sepak Kebangsaan Negara Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) mengadakan persidangan media yang antaranya bagi meninjau perkembangan dan persiapan kedua-dua buah pasukan yang berjaya melangkah ke peringkat akhir kejohanan bola sepak unggul di negara ini.
Menurut pengurus Pasukan MS ABDB, Major (U) Razanol Hardi bin Abdul Razak menegaskan persiapan dibuat secara rapi kerana menurutnya kedua-dua buah pasukan mempunyai peluang yang sama untuk menjulang piala kali ini dan menegaskan bahawa Pasukan Najip I-Team tidak akan memberikan jalan mudah untuk mereka menjulang piala buat kali ke empat berturut-turut.
Perkara itu turut dipersetujui oleh Pengurus Pasukan Najip I-Team, Haji Abdul Rahmah bin Haji Ali yang menegaskan perlawanan akhir kali ini adalah tugas besar pasukannya dan menyatakan harapan mewakili seluruh warga pasukannya untuk mencipta sejarah dalam perlawanan akhir itu nanti.

Perwakilan kedua-dua finalis bersama piala FA yang bakal menjadi rebutan pada hari Jumaat ini.
Sementara itu, Ketua Pasukan Najip I-Team, Awang Mohamad Hanafizal Helman bin Hanafiah menegaskan mereka terpaksa lebih berhati-hati dalam perlawanan peringkat akhir mengenai kad kuning dan kecederaan pemain, meskipun tiada kecederaan yang berat dialami namun katanya adalah lebih baik untuk berjaga-jaga.
Ketua Jurulatih MS ABDB, Bintara (L) Haji Mesli bin Haji Dullah pula menegaskan “Setakat ini sepertinya semua pemain berada pada tahap yang sangat baik dan kami akan terus membuat persiapan rapi sebelum bertemu Najip I-Team sedikit masa lagi,” sebelum menekankan antara aspek utama yang diberikan perhatian adalah strategi dan percaturan permainan.
Sebelum mengakhiri persidangan media itu hari ini, kedua-dua pengurus pasukan mengharapkan supaya perlawanan akan berjalan lancar, serta NFABD mengalu-alukan kehadiran orang ramai untuk menyaksikan perlawanan akhir yang dijangka hangat dan menarik itu nanti.

Brunei DST FA Football Cup











Brunei DST FA Football Cup will come to an end this Friday with a final match between the Super League Champion and defending champion, Majlis Sukan ABDB, MS ABDB and Najip I-Team. The media conference for the upcoming match was held yesterday at the NFABD House in Berakas.
According to Haji Mesli Haji Dullah, the MS ABDB's coach, the team has actively undergone training in an effort to defence their title as the champion. Meanwhile, According to Major (Udara) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak, the chairman of the team, the tournament against Najip I-Team is not easy; there has been a pressure for MS ABDB especially in defending their title as the champion which they have won for three years in a row.


For Najip I-Team, the final match is their second attempt in the Cup, which in 2014 they have lost over MS ABDB by two-nil. According to Haji Rahman Haji Ali, the manager of Najip I-Team, they will give their best performance in order to emerge as the champion in the FA Cup for the first time. Meanwhile, Hanafizal Helman Hanafiah, the team captain said that they will strive the best although their two best players will not be able to join the team in the match. The public are welcomed to watch the match which will be held on 23rd of December at 8.15 in the evening at the Berakas Sports Complex.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Army man Baharin the hero as MS ABDB march to final


|     Fadhil Yunus     |
MS ABDB midfielder Mohd Baharin Hamidon marked his return to the starting line-up in style after netting a 83rd minute winner in the 1-0 win against Indera SC to help book his team a place in the Brunei DST FA Cup final at the Tutong Sports Complex on Friday.
The army personnel set up a rematch of the 2014 final against Najip I Team, who survived a fiery tie against Tabuan Under-17 in an earlier kick-off at the Track and Field Sports Complex.
The Brunei international, who won his first caps last month at the AFC Solidarity Cup, missed the quarter-final win over Kota Ranger FC through suspension but made a fine return together with teammate for both club and country Razimie Ramlli.
MS ABDB will be playing a record 10th cup final in its current format since 2002 and will be looking to clinch a sixth consecutive cup trophy since the 2005/06 season.
The reigning Brunei DST Super League winners have not tasted defeat in the competition since DPMM FC last appeared in 2004.


MS ABDB will be making a record 10th final appearance in the Brunei DST FA Cup final next Friday.
The undefeated army personnel should enter the final as favourites after knocking their fiercest rival with Najip having work to do after being pushed all the way by the highly-spirited young Tabuan.
The Brunei DST FA Cup holders nearly did not make it through after staring elimination in the face against Al Idrus Junior when Razimie struck a last-gasp equaliser in the 95th minute to send the game to extra time before scoring the winner himself deep in the second period of extra time.
MS ABDB team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak also has a fifth major honour in his sights since taking the reins in his current role last year having already lifted back-to-back Brunei DST Super League titles, Brunei DST FA Cup title and the DST Sumbangsih Cup.
The final will take place at the Berakas Sports Complex next Friday with Najip looking to overcome the odds against a side who have yet to concede a defeat this season.
MS ABDB are unbeaten in the last 13 games in all competitions with promoted sides Kota Ranger and Kasuka the only teams which took points off them in the Brunei DST Super League.
The army personnel boast a perfect record against Najip in head-to-head winning all seven matches including the 2014 final and keeping four clean sheets

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Najip survive fiery tie to advance to cup final


|     Fadhil Yunus     |
NAJIP I-Team reached the final of the Brunei DST FA Cup for the second time in three years after edging Tabuan Under-17 2-1 in a bad-tempered semi-final clash at the Track and Field Sports Complex yesterday.
The major highlight of a relatively normal cup tie was Tabuan Under-17 head coach Ali Mustafa being sent to the stands and the subsequent dismissal of one of his players Muhd Khairul Alimin Md Ali.
Both sides were involved in a seemingly common individual battle on the touch-line when an incident with the referee at the centre of the storm descended into chaos.
The incident sparked displeasure among a section of the supporters and many directed their frustrations to the match official who had to be escorted into the dressing room following the final whistle.
Muhd Hanif Aiman Haji Adanan had given the junior Tabuan the lead in the 18th minute but Najip drew level after Muhd Faiz Farhan Kamat equalised in the 30th minute.
Mohd Esmendy Brahim scored the winner for Najip three minutes after the hour mark after fending off a challenge by his marker and drilling home a fine finish past Tabuan shot-stopper Awangku Mohd Amirul Hakim Pengiran Haji Zulkarnain.

Najip players celebrate Mohd Esmendy Ibrahim’s winning goal. – FADHIL YUNUS
The young Tabuan side were awarded an indirect free-kick in the latter stages as they pushed for a goal but the ball rolled harmlessly for a goal-kick.
Najip’s head coach Haji Zulkifli Haji Momin felt proud after reaching a second final in three years since the 2-0 defeat to MS ABDB in 2014.
Despite facing pressure from their opponents in the final few minutes, the head coach revealed that the semi-final encounter against Indera SC proved a tougher test whom they also beat by the same score-line a couple of years ago.
He added that they will step up their preparations ahead of next week’s final as they look to lift silverware this season.
The head coach concluded that they have no preferences who they would like to meet in the final.
“We don’t mind meeting either MS ABDB or Indera SC, who are playing tonight, in the final”, said Haji Zulkifli.
The defeat brought an end to Tabuan Under-17’s memorable run-in to the last four of the premier cup competition after stunning top flight side MS PDB in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, there was a late scare at the end of the game after a Najip player required treatment.
Najip I Team will meet the winner of the MS ABDB and Indera SC tie who played at a later kick-off at the Tutong Sports Complex.

DST FA CUP 2016 RESULTS - SEMI FINAL



Monday, November 28, 2016

MS ABDB check into semis with slim win


|     Fadhil Yunus     |
MS ABDB progressed to the semi-finals of the Brunei DST FA Cup 2016 after edging Kota Ranger FC 1-0 at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
Abd Azizi Ali Rahman’s strike in the 47th minute proved enough to settle the contest which saw both sides struggling to cope with the pitch conditions following the early rainfall.
The notable absentees for the army personnel were national team players Mohd Baharin Hamidon and Razimie Ramlli who were ineligible for selection due to suspension.
First choice goalkeeper Mohd Tarmizi Haji Mat Johari, who featured in AFC Solidarity Cup games against Macau and Laos, Haji Mohd Yusof Haji Matyassin and Azizi Ali Rahman all made starts.
MS ABDB’s defender Haji Mohd Yusof Haji Matyassin lurked on the far post but ballooned his shot wide after reacting to a corner.
The army personnel delivered a good cross into the box but Khairuddin bin Mohd Azahari could not guide his header towards goal.

MS ABDB and Kota Ranger FC players vie for the ball. – FADHIL YUNUS
MS ABDB substitute Mohd Safarudin Azami gave chase to a loose ball deep into the second half and almost beat the last defender which would have given him only the goalkeeper in his sights but could not mark his appearance with a goal.
Meanwhile at the Tutong Sports Complex, Indera SC marched to the semi-finals after beating Kasuka FC 3-1.
Awangku Mohd Asrin gave Kasuka a dream start in the 3rd minute but Hamizan Aziz pegged his side back into level terms in the 18th minute.
Afindi Yati’s own goal in the 56th minute turned the tie on its head before Mohd Nur Akmal completed the scoring in the 69th minute.
MS ABDB will meet Indera SC in a mouth-watering clash in the semi-finals of the Brunei DST FA Cup on December 16 while the other semi-final pits Tabuan Under-17 and Najip I-Team.

DST FA CUP 2016 - QUARTER FINAL RESULTS


DST FA CUP 2016 RESULTS



Thursday, November 24, 2016

MS ABDB survive scare to book spot in quarters


|     Fadhil Yunus     |
MS ABDB survived a late scare to move into the quarterfinals of the Brunei DST FA Cup 2016 following a 3-2 victory in extra time over Al Idrus Junior FT at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
The army personnel were staring elimination in the face and their proud history of appearing in every final in the competition on the line until Razimie Ramlli produced a last-gasp equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time to save his team’s blushes.
The national striker ultimately scored the winner not only to avoid penalties but send his team through to the last eight.
Md Yaakub Kassim goal in the 25th minute looked to have given the league newcomers, who must looked back how far they have grown since playing at the depths of non-league football just a year ago, an unlikely win.
MS ABDB fielded a nearly full strength squad with the exception of Brunei Darussalam striker Azizi Ali Rahman, who was suspended.
Three national players who were called into the national squad for the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers and AFC Solidarity Cup expectedly featured in the first team including goalkeeper Mohd Tarmizi Haji Mat Johari, Mohd Baharin Hamidon and Razimie Ramlli.
Al Idrus, meanwhile, left their experienced striker Adie Arsham Muhd Salleh on the bench.
The Brunei DST Premier League champions never really touched let alone kept the ball owing to the bulk of possession that MS ABDB enjoyed.

MS ABDB and Al Idrus Junior FT players in action. – FADHIL YUNUS
The Al Idrus goalkeeper was assisted by an organised defence as MS ABDB could not really meet the target though they had close shaves with forcing an equaliser.
The disciplinary column showed offences not related to injury but for unprofessional behaviour foul. As Razimie barged into a clearly annoyed Awangku Ammar Syafie Pengiran Hassanuddin, the Al Idrus player slammed the ball into the ground prompting the referee to flash him the yellow card.
Not long after, Baharon Hamidon got into the books of the referee after allegedly directing a kick to Al Idrus goalkeeper.
When the match official indicated five minutes of injury time, there was a concerned look in the Al Idrus camp and understandably so as they were put under constant pressure.
Still, Al Idrus were within seconds of a major upset with time ticking out for the defending champions but Razimie Ramlli planted a header from a corner which was more than they deserved.
The Brunei international was then shown the yellow card for removing his shirt but it was understandably so as he had just saved his team from a premature exit in the competition.
Just to put the scale of the upset into perspective, MS ABDB have appeared in every final since the inception of the competition in 2002 and have won it every time it was contested since the 2005/06 season.
Al Idrus retook the lead in the 94th minute through Adie Arsham but Baharin Hamidon levelled the tie for the second time in the 99th minute.
With penalties loomed, Razimie scored in the 119th minute and this time there were no time for the Al Idrus players to come back.
MS ABDB have three days of rest before they face Kota Ranger FC in the quarterfinals this Sunday at the Berakas Sports Complex.

DST FA CUP 2016 - RESULT


Saturday, October 1, 2016

MS ABDB juara Liga Super DST

MS ABDB juara Liga Super DST

MS ABDB crowned DST Super League champs

|     Fadhil Yunus     |
MS ABDB was crowned champions of the Brunei DST Super League 2016 for the second consecutive season during a closing and prize presentation ceremony at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
The army personnel have already beaten Wijaya FC when they met their title rivals Indera SC and their 5-0 drubbing put them on a smooth course for a title defence.
MS ABDB team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak was humbled by the experience of retaining the league title and modestly said that there were teams as good as them in the league.
“It was a humbling experience because the higher you go, the more you need to be grounded. I have to remind myself that although it is an honour and a privilege, we cannot forget ourselves that the other teams are just as good as us,” he said told the Weekend Bulletin after the closing and prize presentation ceremony.
Major (A) Razanol took charge of first team affairs in his first full season since continuing the work of former team manager Major (A) Pengiran Mohd Farisan Pengiran Haji Metassan halfway through last season.
The head coach added he had more freedom of choosing the players and even brought in two new additions to the squad with the senior players serving as mentors.
“This season, I had the honour of getting more responsibility in getting more hands-on with the management of the team. As most managers would know, it is quite challenging,” he further added.




MS ABDB players and officials pose with their prize. – KHAIRIL HASSAN
The second Super League title is Major (A) Razanol’s fourth major honour since taking over the reins as team manager and he highlighted that proper management and possessing discipline as key to ensuring success.
“It just proves that with proper management and the right team, attitude and discipline, one can achieve a lot. It is not just the contribution and dedication from the management but also from the team. They did very well and they were determined and professional,” the team manager concluded.
Meanwhile, Indera SC defeated Najip FC 3-0 to pip Wijaya FC into second place in the final day of the season through Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman and a brace from Asri Haji Aspar.
MS ABDB’s Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman scooped the top scorer award with 8 goals while team-mate Mohd Tarmizi Haji Mat Johari won the 2016 Brunei DST Super League Best Player award.
Indera SC clinched the first runners-up position with Wijaya FC finishing third while Tabuan Under-21 won the Fair Play award.
The guest of honour at the event was Abdul Latiff bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yussof, member of the Board of Directors of DST, who presented the prizes to the winners.

DST SUPER LEAGUE 2016 - FINAL STANDING


MS ABDB crowned DST Super League champions









THE Royal Brunei Armed Sports Council (MS ABDB) were crowned champions of the DST Super League at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
MS ABDB now equal Indera Sports Club as the most successful team in the history of the DST Super League with two championship titles each.
The army men clinched their first DST Super League title last year while Indera won the title in the 2012/2013 and 2014 season.
The armymen claimed the title on September 4 when their closest challengers Indera were held to a 2-2 draw by Tabuan Under 21, a result that enabled them to create an unassailable lead at the top of the 10-team league table with 23 points.
The league came to close last night with Indera securing second to finish with 20 points after beating Najip I-Team 3-0, who finished fourth with 11 points.
Wijaya FC end the season third with 20 points behind Indera on goal difference while Tabuan Under 21 are fifth with 11 points to their name.
“We feel very honoured to win the title this year and we have waited until today to celebrate," said MS ABDB’s manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abdul Razak in an interview with The Brunei Times last night.
“I have to say that the wait makes the achievement feel more special.
“The key to our victory has always been football discipline, especially discipline during training and during matches.
“This victory is for the players, coaches and the management. They deserved it, and if it wasn’t for their dedication and professionalism, this victory would not be possible.
“This season has been great. We have players who got injured but that is normal. For me, the most important thing is to find new talent for the next season to replace retiring players.
“Our future plan will include hunting for new hidden young talent from the (Royal Brunei Armed Forces) RBAF so that we can give them the opportunity to contribute to our organisation and, indirectly, to football in our country,” he added.
MS ABDB finished the league unbeaten with seven wins and two draws, a result which the manager described as humbling.
“It hasn’t been an easy season,” he said.
“This year’s league had its own unique challenges, and it was tough. There were some unforeseen outside influences that affected our training and management this year, but overall we all feel humbled to finish unbeaten this season.
“The best players for us this season would be Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman, our top scorer, and our goalie Mohammad Tarmizi Hj Mat Johari. Both have been impressive at both ends for the club this season,” he added.
Abdul Azizi and Mohammad Tarmizi won the top scorer and best player of the tournament awards for MS ABDB.
Present as the guest of honour to award the prizes to the winners last night was DST Board of Directors member Abdul Latif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusuf.
Champions MS ABDB walked away with a cash prize of $14,000, the championship trophy and medals. Second-placed Indera won $10,000, a trophy and medals while third-placed Wijaya brought home $6,000 and medals.
The Brunei Times

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MS ABDB aim to defend their DST FA Cup crown




THREE-TIME DST FA Cup champions Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) are ready to defend their title when the tournament returns next month.
Organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), the fourth edition of the tournament has attracted 28 teams this year.
Open to all registered football clubs in the country, the competition will kick-off with the non-league clubs playing first round matches on October 7.
The DST Super League teams will earn automatic qualification in the third round while DST Premier League teams only begin their campaign in the second round.
Defending champions MS ABDB will be looking to win the tournament for the fourth time in a row this year.
“Our target is to retain the title,” said MS ABDB’s manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abdul Razak in an interview withThe Brunei Times yesterday.
“We expect the competition to be intense and challenging as it always is in past years, but I am expecting more this year… As usual, top teams like Indera SC, Najip I-Team and Kasuka FC will be the teams to watch out for,” he added.
The army men defeated rivals Indera Sports Club (SC) 3-2 to win the previous edition of the DST FA Cup in December.
Razanol Hardi continued that the team will be relying on their younger players in the early stage of the competition as most of the senior players will be training with the national team for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup qualifiers. The qualifiers in Cambodia will be held from Oct 15-21.
The Brunei Times

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DST Super League final match this Friday


THE DST Brunei Super League 2016 will come to a close on Friday, September 30, 2016.
The final match of the season will pit Najib I-Team versus Indera SC at the Berakas Sports Complex which will kick off at 8.15pm.
Indera SC will be playing all out in this match as a win will secure them the second spot in the league pipping Wijaya FC and behind league Champions MS ABDB.
At the moment Indera SC is in third position with 17 points and Najib I-Team with 11 points in fourth.
NFABD as the organisers of the league will present the league champions their winning trophy after the final match. Entrance is free and all football enthusiasts are welcome to watch and root for their favourite teams.

Liga Super DST labuh tirai


Oleh Mohamad Asyramisyanie

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 27 Sept – Liga Super DST 2016 menutup tirai 30 September ini dengan pertemuan Indera SC dan Najib I-Team di Kompleks Sukan Berakas pada jam 8:15 malam sebagai aksi terakhir musim ini.
Indera SC pasti berjuang untuk selesai di tempat kedua liga di atas Wijaya FC dan di belakang pendahulu liga MS ABDB.
Pada masa ini, Indera SC berada di tangga ketiga dengan 17 mata dan Najib I-Team 11 mata di tangga keempat.
NFABD selaku penganjur liga akan mengadakan penyampaian trofi juara selepas perlawanan tersebut. Masuk adalah percuma.


Indera SC (atas) dan Najib I-Team (bawah) menutup tirai Liga Super DST Jumaat ini.



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Indera SC closing in after Kota Ranger win

|      Fadhil Yunus      |
INDERA SC defeated Kota Ranger 2-1 in the Brunei DST Super League to close the gap on second place to just three points at the Tutong Sports Complex last night.
Indera SC will draw level in points with Wijaya FC if they collect another three points in their next match.
Mohammad Asri scored a brace in the 12th and 44th minute before Kota Ranger pulled one back in the 49th minute courtesy of Abu Mahari.
The two-time Super League winners have been buoyed by an unbeaten run ever since they were ousted in a 5-0 rout by title holders MS ABDB.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Indera pounce on mistakes to punish Kasuka

|     Fadhil Yunus     |

INDERA SC head coach Haji Omar bin Haji Jamil has attributed their 2-1 victory to their ability of carving space left by their opponents Kasuka FC in the Brunei DST Super League at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.

Indera took the lead through Mohammad Asri Haji Aspar before Md Mardi Mirza Abdullah Bujang equalised from the spot in the 35th minute for Kasuka FC after Muhd Hafis Mahari was brought down in the box.

However, Indera SC came up with the winner in the 75th minute after a good combination play in the box resulted in a fine effort by Awangku Mohd Haikal Pengiran Zaidi nestling into the bottom corner.

“It was a balanced match but we were able to exploit the free space. I think at the end of the day the team who committed an error would go on to lose,” said Haji Omar in an interview with the Bulletin.


Players tussling for the ball during the match between Indera SC and Kasuka FC.
Indera won 2-1. – KHAIRIL HASSAN

Kasuka had a free-kick well saved by Indera SC shot-stopper Mohd Ahsanuddin Haji Mohd Dani.

The head coach revealed that he was satisfied with the result before adding the urgency to build on their victory by closing their matches in the first round with consecutive victories.

Haji Omar added that the current top five teams in the top division this season are equally competitive.

“As an example, Kasuka have just been promoted to the Super League but there are seasoned and experienced players in the squad,” Haji Omar said.

The team boast players who have represented the national team and have spent their playing career in the top flight.

The Jerudong team had players which sought for a new challenge in different clubs which explained that the Jerudong is currently in a period of transition with new players.

“The players from the Jerudong team last season have moved to other clubs,” Haji Omar said.

The head coach also emphasised that they need to win their remaining games in hand to stay in contention with the higher-placed teams.

DST SUPER LEAGUE 2016 - RESULT


DST SUPER LEAGUE 2016 - STANDING


Monday, September 5, 2016

Indera SC and Tabuan U-21 share spoils

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
   
INDERA SC and Tabuan Under-21 (National Under-21 football team) played out of a 2-2 draw in the DST Super League last night.
Indera grabbed the lead in the 14th minute courtesy of Ak Md Haikal Pg Zaidi at the Berakas Sports Complex.
Tabuan U-21 got in front after a quick two-goal blitz in the span of two minutes in the second half.
Md Syahmi Rashid equalised in the 58th minute before Abu Suffian Hj Adanan put Tabuan U-21 ahead.
Md Asri Hj Aspar then pulled level for Indera in the 67th minute to see them share the spoils.
Both teams together with Najip I-Team are tied in the 10-team table with 11 points. Indera are in third on better goal difference and have two games in hand.
Defending champions Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) remain at the top with 23 points followed by Wijaya FC, who are six points behind.
The Brunei Times